W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 823xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has handling marks seen throughout, including heavy pressure marks and small gouges. Most of these heavy pressure marks can be seen along the comb of the stock on both sides and on the toe. There are also marks on the right side of the stock, below the receiver, as well as small marks between the stock's woodline and the handguard. There is a heavier handling mark on the right side of the stock and partially continues onto the handguard. Overall bluing is very dark and consistent. The receiver does have a spot of finish wear on the rear left side, next to the bolt plug. Both barrel bands also have very dark bluing, with finish wear noted on the top of each barrel band. Trigger plate finish is very dark with no noticeable finish wear. Trigger guard is also dark, but with edge wear. Magazine bluing is very dark with light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and sling. C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
The Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) that was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss Armed Forces from 1933 through 1958. The K31 was made by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern, a Swiss federal armory, and is one of the last carbines employed by the Swiss military that is based on the designs by Schmidt and Rubin.